59th Street (Manhattan)


59th Street in the New York City borough of Manhattan runs east-west, from York Avenue/Sutton Place to the West Side Highway, with a discontinuity between Ninth Avenue/Columbus Avenue and Eighth Avenue/Central Park West for the Time Warner Center. Although it is bi-directional for its length under Central Park, the section of 59th Street between Ninth and Eleventh Avenue/West End Avenue is one-way westbound, and the section between Fifth Avenue and Second Avenue is one-way eastbound. At Second Avenue, 59th Street branches off onto the Queensboro Bridge, which is often referred to as the 59th Street Bridge [1], even though 59th Street continues east to York Avenue/Sutton Place.

59th Street forms the border between Midtown Manhattan and Uptown Manhattan. It bisects Columbus Circle and forms the southern boundary of Central Park between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West. The portion of the street along Central Park is signed as Central Park South.
North of 59th Street, the Manhattan neighborhoods of the Upper West Side and Upper East Side continue on either side of Central Park. On the West Side, Manhattan's numbered avenues are renamed north of 59th Street, with Eighth Avenue renamed Central Park West, Ninth Avenue becoming Columbus Avenue, Tenth Avenue renamed as Amsterdam Avenue, and Eleventh Avenue becoming West End Avenue.

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